@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com #NaptownNewsie News   —  The state has extended the emergency status for a Northwest Indiana public housing project where many of its residents have been lead poisoned through the soil upon which they lived. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order on Friday afternoon to extend that disaster status for the East Chicago Superfund […]

@kwellscomm  @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News  — Good day to you. Hoosiers want to know what will happen to the Affordable Care Act and how repealing the law that governs their health insurance will impact them. Click the media player below to listen to my story about a new study showing the effect that repealing Obamacare could have on […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Health News  — The enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’, is being extended to Monday. Officials with the federal healthcare exchange sent messages to members on Friday morning saying due to high demand on the previous day’s deadline, Thursday, December 15, they were giving people more time to […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Local News — Strawberries are in today’s Central Indiana Health Alert. Anyone who’s consumed strawberries at any restaurant in Marion, Hamilton or Hendricks County over the past two weeks should be on the lookout for signs of Hepatitis A. The Indiana State Department of Health says frozen strawberries linked to an outbreak of […]

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com  News  — Java lovers are celebrating “National Coffee Day” on this ‘Throw Back (a cup) Thursday’ with plenty of great deals here in Indy as well as across the country. For example: McDonald’s is pouring free cups of coffee all day. Dunkin’ Donuts is serving up medium coffee for just 66-cents. Starbucks customers […]

One year after a team of doctors performed an amazing surgery, 9-year-old Zion Harvey is able to do things that most kids his age take for granted, his mother and physicians said Tuesday at a press conference, CBS News reports. An infection caused Zion, at age 2, to lose his hands and feet. But last summer, […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that flour from the General Mills plant in Kansas City is the likely source of a current E. coli outbreak. According to a report in The Kansas City Star, the CDC’s announcement came one day after General Mills announced a voluntary recall of ten-million pounds of flour over […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com Wednesday Health News Kroger is adding another product to its list of listeria-related recalls. The supermarket chain, based in nearby-Cincinnati, is asking customers to return or throw out ten-ounce bags of Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables. Ingredients in the frozen vegetables are linked to a supplier that has indicated possible listeria contamination with several […]

Today is National Hug Day. Researchers say there are many benefits to giving and getting hugs. The experts say while you’re ‘bringing it in,’ don’t be in a hurry. Research indicates the average hug lasts only three seconds. But the benefits of hugging come on at the 20-second mark. (Mmmm mmm.) Those benefits include improved relationships, […]

Just before the holidays–a season that we all love to nibble on our favorite treats–thousands of bags of candy are being recalled because they might make people sick. Check your snack stash (and your gift-giving stash too). Mars Chocolate North America is recalling its Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes because the 24-ounce bags could contain pieces of […]

It is exactly one week from Thanksgiving, which means today is the annual Great American Smokeout.  The smokeout is a campaign to get people across the country to get healthy, and stop smoking once and for all. If you or someone you know has a tobacco addiction, and want to quit check out the following […]

#WellnessWednesday Tip: According to the European Heart Journal, studies show that you should spend at least 2 hours of your day standing up.  Participants in the study were tracked for 24 hours a day, and data showed that those who spent 2 extra hours a day standing had a lower BMI, improved blood sugar levels, […]